|Living in Thessaloniki|
A UNIVERSITY TOWN, VERY SAFE, WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOARD WALK LOOKING OUT TOWARDS THE AEGEAN SEA
|Greece is a land of mythical proportions, where the siren's song draws you into its deep blue waters, where a gentle breeze through ancient ruins seems to whisper your name. Discover the land chosen by the Gods while studying at the American College of Thessaloniki.|
|THESSALONIKI, the largest city in Northern Greece and once a vital sea port, is today a university town, very safe, with a beautiful waterfront promenade looking out towards the Aegean Sea and across to Mount Olympus. Easily accessible, a crossroad between east and west on the ancient via Egnatia, the town has a long history that dates back to the days of Alexander the Great. A modern city of 1 million inhabitants, it features Roman aqueducts and palaces, Byzantine chapels and walls, Venetian towers, modern universities, museums, shops, cafes, restaurants and reliable transportation services. What makes it most attractive is its authenticity, the warmth of its people, its unbeatable and affordable cuisine and its great night life.|
I came here in the fall of 2004 as a study abroad student, but I've decided that I loved Greece too much and I couldn't leave, so I transferred and became a full time student here.
The question here is not what to do but what to do first.
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HALKIDIKI IS AN EASY JAUNT AWAY FROM THESSALONIKI AND ACT FOR A WEEKEND OR EVEN FOR A QUICK SWIM ON A DAY TRIP
|HALKIDIKI is an easy jaunt away from Thessaslonki and ACT for a weekend or even a quick swim on a day trip. With more than 550 km (about 350 miles) of coastline, Halkidiki offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, including 46 that have been awarded the “Blue Flag”. But Halkidiki is more than sun (a near tropical climate with minimal rain), sea (turquoise waters, the closest thing to the Caribbean away from the Caribbean) and beaches, beaches, beaches. Halkidiki is home to numerous entertainment and cultural events, more than 20 archaeological sites, extraordinary monasteries dating back to the 10th century, and historical sites such as Stagira (where Aristotle was born in 384 BC) and the Kokkines Petres caves at Petralona where the 700,000-year-old “archanthropos” skull was discovered. Each of the three finger-like peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos have their own unique look, history and style. Along all, the sun-drenched golden sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and lush, pine-covered slopes will overwhelm you.|
|For more information about Greece, please visit the official Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) site at www.visitgreece.gr|